North St. Louis was once a beautiful and vibrant neighborhood, but today much of the area has been blighted after decades of deterioration. There are many streets that are largely abandoned with vacant lots and buildings that are barely standing. The depressed environment has invited an influx of vagrants and led to increased criminal and gang activity.
Within this near north side community there are several public-housing developments filled with families living at or below the poverty level. Many of them struggle to provide for their children while trying to keep them safe from the crime-ridden streets.
Located in the center of this community, Sunshine Ministries cares for these neighbors in need by reaching out to them with practical, emotional and spiritual help through outreach programs and events: